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Parking Meter Relief?

WASHINGTON D.C. (WUSA) - City Council Member Jack Evans wants to rollback the parking meter increase that was passed in Spring.

The Ward 2 representative is getting more complaints about the meters than any other issue. It costs $2 to park for one hour in premium parking zones. He wants to bring it back to when one dollar bought you an hour.

Evans said he also wants to allow for free parking after 6:30 pm. Currently, parking meter enforcement can dole out the expired meter tickets until 10pm in premium parking zones.

"I work around here and I see them giving out tickets all the time. It's outrageous and they're just preying on people like vultures," said JoAnn Slaight on a Friday night in Chinatown. "Last night at Massachusetts Avenue at 20 minutes before 10pm, I was going to my car and I saw a meter person giving out 10 tickets. "

Suspect in Hit and Run Released

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Jorida Davidson, the suspect in the deadly hit and run accident in Dupont Circle early Thursday morning, was released by a DC superior court judge Friday afternoon.

The judge said she would have to turn in her Albanian passport, so she wouldn't be a flight risk. The judge also suspended her driving privileges.

Davidson is a citizen of Albania, but she's been in the United States for the past 12 years. She has a green card and she's married to an American citizen.

She pleaded not guilty to voluntary manslaughter today in DC Superior Court. The judge said she can be released once her passport is turned in to the court.

DC Magazine Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in Style

Some people just understand luxury. Clearly, the leaders and staff of DC Magazine are among those in the know.

Last night, DC Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary. The event, which was wall-to-wall packed with interesting and beautiful people, happened at PNC Place at 800 17th Street, NW, in the District. And while a bank seems an unlikely location for such a gathering, it ultimately proved to be top-notch.

DC Magazine is one of 13 city-regional magazines published by Modern Luxury Media, a style authority. DC Magazine is noted for its coverage of all-things-fine with respect to dining, nightlife, design and travel. But it’s also respected for its know-how regarding cutting-edge fashion, with coverage spanning local, country-wide and international trends.

Thousands Gather for Susan G. Komen D.C. 3-Day Cure

Today, October 8, thousands of women and men are embarking on a three-day, 60-mile journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The 2010 Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. 3-Day for the Cure® begins at Washington Nationals Stadium and will travel 60 miles through the Washington D.C. area, concluding Sunday at the Washington Monument. The Washington D.C. community will provide encouragement by attending the Opening and Closing Ceremony and supporting walkers at official Cheering Stations along the route. More information on these locations can be found at The3Day.org.  

 

 

Driver Charged After Dupont Circle Hit And Run

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - A Friendship Heights woman turned herself into DC Police Friday morning, one day after she allegedly struck and killed Kiela Marie Ryan in Dupont Circle at 1:35 in the morning.

Someone on a bicycle witnessed the accident in the 1300 block of Connecticut Ave., NW, rode after the SUV, and was able to get a license plate number. 

DC Police say they have charged Jorida Davidson, 30, with voluntary vehicular manslaughter.

Ryan, from Columbia, Md., turned 24 on Wednesday. According to DC Police, she was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  Police say she later died of her injuries.  

Fight Song Changes DC Election Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- A plan to help DC voters who are in the military and stationed abroad, and other voters who are working abroad ,has just been de-railed by student hackers who have demonstrated security weaknesses in a computer program designed to allow those voters to cast their ballots online.

The DC Board of Elections and Ethics is testing a process that would allow absentee voters to download a ballot, fill it out, and file it, all online.

Fenty Write-In Campaign Picking Up Steam Through Grassroots Effort

Supporters of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty aren’t ready to give up his spot in office just yet.  After losing the Democratic nomination to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in September, a grassroots movement has been launched to re-elect Fenty via write-in vote. 

John Hlinko, an independent consultant who helps leftist organizations gain awareness and who worked on the Wesley Clark for President Campaign in 2004, spearheaded the effort when he created the Run, Fenty, Run Facebook page shortly after the incumbent lost the Democratic primary. 

By the end of the first day, Hlinko says the page had over 1,000 fans.

“On one hand it’s Facebook, so it’s not the same as a full-on campaign,” Hlinko said.  “But it allows people to show their support.”